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What is Organic?

Organic is a regulated labeling term that indicates that the food or product has been produced in compliance with the USDA's National Organic Program regulations. The approved production methods incorporate cultural, biological, and mechanical practices that foster cycling of resources, promote ecological balance, and conserve biodiversity. Synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, irradiation, and genetic engineering (GMO) are not allowed. 


In order to sell, label, or represent their products as organic, operations must work with a USDA-accredited certification agency, such as Organic Certifiers Inc., to be evaluated and granted certification. We review applications (including the 'Organic System Plan') and conduct on-site audits as part of the ongoing effort to ensure compliance with the regulation is carried out. 

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Why Organic Certifiers?


Organic Certifiers, Inc. (OC) is a family business invested in your success. We were founded on the principle of making simple and easy solutions for certification. We support all organic producers and are eager to assist you in continuing to make your organic endeavors unique and true to your mission. 

We believe clear communication and relationship-building with our clients fosters a smooth and painless certification experience. There are roughly 80 certification agencies to choose from so make sure to find the one that's right for you. Organic certification is an ongoing process that will need to be repeated annually and we hope to be your partner! 

What are the steps to get certified? 


Self-educate to see how you qualify.

View our "Resources" page here

Begin the application process with Organic Certifiers here

You will be paired with a Certification Specialist. Learn more about us here

Host on-site inspection. Inspector submits report to Organic Certifiers.

Receive compliance decision, resolve any final requests, & pay final invoice. Learn more about how to pay here

Certificate is issued! You must renew or surrender the following year.

Feel free to call us at (805) 684-6494 or email for more information.